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An image of Square dish by Sèvres An image of Square dish by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Square dish
Year
1757-1758
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

4.2 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.165
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

This square fruit dish (along with L2012.166) comes from a dessert service delivered in 1759 by Madame Duvaux (widow of the famous dealer Lazare Duvaux) to the maréchal-duc de Richelieu. A prominent figure at the court of Louis XV, Richelieu was renowned both for the effectiveness of his military leadership and the looseness of his morals. The gilding is outlined in carmine enamel, a device which helped conceal the tendency of the ground colour to turn yellow where it came into contact with gold.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 98 (colour illus.). cat.no. 121